Devin Nunes, the former Republican congressman from California who now heads the start-up of social media, backed by former President Donald J. Trump, has brought in two former aides as officers in the company.
The roles of the two former aides, Kashyap Patel and Scott Glabe, were reported by the Trump Media & Technology Group in a corporate filing last week in Florida. Mr. Patel was listed as the director of the year-old company, and Mr. Gable was listed as its Advocate General.
The documentation also shows Mr. Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., as an instructor along with Wes Moss, a financial advisor and a participant in Mr. Trump’s old reality TV show, “The Apprentice”. Mr. Moss and another former “Apprentice” contestant had put Mr. Trump on the idea of a conservative media company, The New York Times reported last year.
Mr. Nunes, who was one of Mr. Trump’s most loyal ally in Congress, resigned from his seat in January to become CEO of Trump Media. Sir. Patel, known as “Kash,” worked for the National Security Council during the Trump administration after serving as a senior adviser to Mr. Nunes. Mr. Glabe, another former top executive for Mr. Nunes, also worked in the Trump administration.
Nunes did not respond to requests for comment.
The application shows a business address in Sarasota, Florida, for Trump Media, who has also registered to operate in Georgia and still shows Mr. Trump’s Club in Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida, as its headquarters. The application was first reported by the Sarasota Herald Tribune.
Trump Media’s flagship app, Truth Social, has been having a hard time since launching earlier this year, and the company’s merger with Digital World Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, has been pursued by an investigation by securities regulators.
As Elon Musk plans a takeover bid on Twitter, Truth Social will also have to contend with the possibility of a change of leadership at the top of one of the market’s dominant companies. Shares in Digital World have fallen sharply since Mr. Musk bid and traded 14 percent lower at noon Monday.